NEW BRITAIN — Gun magazine manufacturer Metalform Co. has been acquired by Rhode Island metal manufacturer ATW Companies’ precision stamping and tube subsidiary A.T. Wall.


The combined companies will produce components and accessories for the firearms industry. ATW had sought to diversify into the firearms and defense industries. Metalform’s key products are magazines for .38 caliber, .45 caliber and 9-mm handguns, which are supplied to firearms companies.